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The Andrea Lawrence Award Dinner

Andrea Mead Lawrence

The Mono Lake Committee helps to carry on Andrea Lawrence's inspirational environmental legacy through the presentation of her annual award.

The 2017 Andrea Lawrence Award Dinner was a very special evening honoring author and activitst Genny Smith. Under a spectacular sunset with a classic Sierra wave cloud we remembered Andrea and celebrated Genny's many contributions to this region of the Sierra Nevada. You can see photos and read a summary of the evening here on the Mono-logue soon.

We would love to have you join us at the next Andrea Lawrence Award Dinner in the spring of 2018. Check back here for updates, or email Lily Pastel for more information.


Tom Soto, Board SecretaryThe Mono Lake Committee helps to carry on AndreaLawrence's inspirational environmental legacy through the presentation of her annual award at the Andrea Lawrence Award Dinner, a tradition that Andrea established in 2007.

Past winners of the Andrea Lawrence Award celebrating passionate engagement in community and the land:

• 2017: Genny Smith, author, editor, activist, and the "Naturalist Queen of the Eastern Sierra"
• 2016: Dan & Leslie Dawson
, formerly of the Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve (Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory and Valentine Camp)
• 2015: Ted Schade, formerly of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District
• 2014: California Department of Fish & Wildlife

• 2013: Karen Ferrell-Ingram, founding Board memberand former Executive Director of the Eastern Sierra Land Trust
• 2012: Bodie Foundation
• 2011: Eastern Sierra Audubon
• 2008: Mono Lake Committee
• 2007: Friends of the Inyo

The late Andrea Mead Lawrence was an Olympic double gold medalist, mother of five, visionary environmental leader, 16-year Mono County Supervisor, and advocate for Mono Lake's protection.

Andrea's legacy in the Eastern Sierra
Andrea in the news
memorial service for Andrea Mead Lawrence, April 19, 2009
Mono-logue post about Andrea's passing
supporters of Andrea's foundation, ALIMAR

Contributions can be made in honor of Andrea Lawrence and in support of her inspirational vision. Please send to:

Mono Lake Committee
Andrea Lawrence Fund
P.O. Box 29
Lee Vining, CA 93541
(760) 647-6595

Andrea for ALIMAR

Andrea Lawrence Fund

After Andrea's passing in 2009, her non-profit, the Andrea Lawrence Institute for Mountains and Rivers (ALIMAR), faced the difficult decision of charting a path forward.

Led by Andrea's daughter Quentin, ALIMAR approached the Mono Lake Committee. The two groups crafted a practical and efficient plan to transfer the ALIMAR program to the Committee.

The Mono Lake Committee's newly-created Andrea Lawrence Fund will promote and celebrate passionate engagement in community and the land with an emphasis on encouraging collaboration and inspiring youth to become environmental leaders.

The fund was kicked off by the transfer of all assets from ALIMAR, which has now dissolved as an organization. Special gifts in Andrea's honor are welcomed and will be dedicated to the purposes of the fund. All ALIMAR members will become Mono Lake Committee members, and the Committee will begin hosting the Andrea Lawrence Award Dinner.

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